Demolition work to pave the way for regeneration of the Goresbrook Village estate will get under way in April, Countryside Properties has revealed.
The firm, which is the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s development partner for the project, said the removal of three 16-storey tower blocks to be replaced with 149 mixed-tenure homes would follow approval of its detailed planning application for the scheme, expected next month.
It said that construction of the new homes on the site, just north of the A13, was scheduled to start in the autumn of 2013.
Jeremy Grint, Barking and Dagenham’s divisional director of regeneration, said the regeneration project would have a profound effect on the neighbourhood.
“The demolition of the Goresbrook Village 1960s tower blocks will have a dramatic positive impact on the borough’s skyline, while the provision of mixed tenure family housing in terraced streets will help provide for sustainable communities of the future,” he said.
According to the authority, 98 of the new homes will be council-owned and managed while the remaining 51 will be for private sale.
Most of the properties will be three- or four-bedroomed family houses, with the remainder two-bedroomed low-rise flats.
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